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New Project: Mini-Documentaries on Madagascar’s Informal Sector

I’m excited to be working on a new and admittedly somewhat ambitious project:  a series of short documentaries examining some jobs in Madagascar’s informal sector.  I plan to describe the work itself, but also spend some time thinking about why … Continue reading

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“Blessed:” My Entry for the “India Is” Video Contest

All living things love their life, desire pleasure and do not like pain; they dislike any injury to themselves; everybody is desirous of life and to every being, his life is very dear.” –  from the Yogashastra (Jain Scripture), from around … Continue reading

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Short Film: Kinabatangan

I’ve been talking a lot about photography and vintage cameras on this blog, but originally this was all about video editing and production.  This is the first “real” video I’ve done in some time – a short documentary film as … Continue reading

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Documentary: Child Labor in Afghanistan

I wish I could say I had made this documentary on child labor in Afghanistan.  This is a story that needs to be told; the circumstances in Afghanistan have led many, many children to lose any real childhood whatsoever.  The … Continue reading

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Attenborough’s “Africa” Features Namibia – Prepare to be Amazed! (updated)

If you have access to BBC One (or live in the UK, where you can stream it from their website), you’ll want to check out the six-part series on Africa that began airing Wednesdays starting January 2nd.  The first episode, … Continue reading

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Documentary: Youngest Woman to Box in the Olympics

Meet 17 year-old Claressa “T-Rex” Shields, the youngest woman – and one of the first – to ever box in the Olympics.  Filmmakers Zakary Canepari, Drea Cooper, Sue Jaye Johnson and Bianca Darville have been collaborating to document Shields’s journey to … Continue reading

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Lovin’ the Lunch Love

Via Kickstarter.com, which could be a blog post in and of itself, I had the opportunity to take part in a film project.  An old friend of mind from college who decided to pursue a (successful) career in film (unlike … Continue reading

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“Life in a Day” – YOUR chance to be in a movie!

For those of you who haven’t noticed the odd redesign of the YouTube logo, Ridley Scott and Kevin MacDonald are running a one-day, global experiment that asks YOU to tell them about your day on July 24, 2010.  This is … Continue reading

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